Monastery News

Attend with the ear of your heart. This is advice from a father who loves you; welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice. The Rule of Saint Benedict Prologue: 1

On Monday August 15, 2016, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary Abbot Augustine Myslinksi, OCSO, received the abbatial blessing having been elected as the eighth abbot of the monastery.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Anthony Delisi, OCSO monk and priest of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, GA, who died peacefully in the company of his brother monks praying at his side on Monday May 9th.

The Funeral Mass of the Resurrection and the burial took place on Saturday, May 14th at 10:00 AM. at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit.

The Jubilee of Mercy, as declared by Pope Francis, began on December 8, 2015 and will continue through November 20, 2016. The Year of Mercy was inaugurated in Rome and around the world by the opening of the Holy Doors.

This year the Monastery of the Holy Spirit celebrates 70 years of foundation – 7 decades of monastic witness and presence in Georgia. At this milestone in our history, we honor the three essential elements that comprise a monastery as we celebrate the community, the place, our friends and benefactors, with Christ being its cornerstone.

Father Luke Kot, 102, last of Conyers founders.
Brother Kenneth (Ken) Sullivan, 85, monk of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit died peacefully at the monastery’s infirmary on Monday December 2, 2013.
Brother Alphonse Insalaco, 89, of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia died peacefully on Tuesday September 24, 2013 after a few months of illness.
Brother Eutropius Bollinger, 66, monk of the Cistercian (Trappist) Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia died peacefully on Wednesday June 19, 2013 after a brief illness.

Holy Spirit Monastery has been blessed with three new novices in the past three months. Brother Mario Ignatius (far right) was clothed in late December. Brother Nathanael (far left) was clothed in February, and Brother Emilio Raphael (center) was clothed this last week. Novice Master Brother Elias commented, "We have always been graced with a remarkable spirit in the Novitiate.

Brother William Lockard, 84, monk of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit died peacefully in the monastery infirmary after a long illness. He died on Friday January 25th with his monastic brothers at his side.

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